Sending App Builds To Translators

There are several ways of distributing your app to translators, this concentrates on adding the user manually to your app’s provisioning profile via the developer provisioning portal. You can send translators to this KB post, which will explain how they can easily install your app and provisioning profile on their own devices.

N.B. If you are working with several people, it may be easier to use a service such as TestFlight.


Adding a translator’s device to your provisioning profile

The first thing you will need to do is ask the translator to send you their UUID. You can send them instructions here. Once you have received the UUID, do the following:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click Add Devices
  3. Enter a unique name you will be able to recognise, and paste the UUID
  4. Click Submit
  5. Now navigate to
  6. Click Edit next to your provisioning profile
  7. Select the checkbox next to the translator’s device in the device list
  8. Click Submit
  9. Now wait until the profile is finished preparing (usually takes seconds) and download
You can now send the new provisioning profile and a build of your app to the translator for testing their localization.

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  1. Creating localizable app builds (OS X) « Knowledge Base

    […] This also works for the NIBs within an iOS application bundle. Unfortunately the more important Localizable.strings file is compressed on build so it is not possible for a localizer to extract all the necessary text this way. The best thing is to send the raw XIBs and .strings files from your Xcode project manually and send a build of the app to the localizer for testing. […]


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